Long Island's many trampoline parks and bounce houses definitely come in handy when you find your high-energy kids bouncing off the walls.
From inflatable slides to obstacle courses and high-flying trampolines, Long Island is home to a variety of play spaces that let kids work off their energy and have some indoor fun when it’s too hot, cold, or wet to play outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an impromptu bouncing session or want to schedule a birthday party, most of these venues offer a variety of play options. Just be sure to check out their websites for all the specifics.
The sky might be the limit at these venues, but be advised that most of them require socks and some require completed parental waivers before participating.
Be sure to check out our rundown on the best obstacle courses in New Jersey and other ideas for active fun in our Guide to Long Island Sports Centers.
Bounce Houses and Trampoline Parks in Nassau
In addition to laser tag, rock climbing, and an arcade center, this venue has a separate room with giant inflatables, including a maze, obstacle course, ball pool, and more. There’s also Aeroball, a trampoline game that combines basketball and volleyball.
Inside this large trampoline park you’ll find a toddler town, which is a separate space for kids 6 and younger with foam pits, inflatables, and a trampoline court. The venue also features open-bounce time for kids (and adults), toddler times, trampoline dodgeball, birthday parties, and more.
We're adding this to our list as a coming attraction. This venue inside the Samanea Mall will sport more than 36,000 square feet of fun. Long Island's newest indoor park will feature trampolines, a ninja obstacle course, a ropes course, and more. There will even be a dedicated toddler zone.
In addition to its laser tag parties, this spot also has a large bounce arena, complete with inflatable obstacle courses, and a ballocity arena. It is available for open-play sessions and birthday parties.
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Explore with friends at Pump It Up.
There is plenty to do at Pump It Up, including open jump, glow jump, bubble jump, camp programs, and birthday parties. The Occupational Therapy Sensory Jump Program is suitable for children with special needs.
Bounce Houses and Trampoline Parks in Suffolk
Formerly Air Trampoline Sports, this large indoor park has more than 16,000 square feet of trampoline space divided into sections. There is a slam-dunk basketball court and freestyle and dodgeball areas. Activities include open jump, toddler time, birthday parties, and dedicated time for children with special needs.
Kids ages 1-10 love to play on Kilimanjaro, the large, four-level playground at this fun East End venue. There is plenty of space to bounce and slide, plus an arcade room and toddler zone. Open-play sessions, camp programs, birthday parties, and a snack bar are all available.
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Reach for the stars at Sky Zone's two Suffolk locations.
This expansive indoor park includes a sports court with trampolines. For older kids, there’s freestyle jump, Ultimate Dodgeball, and fitness classes. The younger set can enjoy toddler time, sky camp, sensory-friendly sessions, and more.
In addition to various trampoline attractions, the Lake Grove location has a sky ropes course, coaster, bumper cars, and more. The Dix Hills location is set to open soon.
While you might think of White Post Farms as merely a petting zoo, in the summer it dedicates an entire section to inflatable bouncers. There are also water bouncers for kids to make a splash. The bouncers are open, weather permitting, Wednesdays through Sundays during the summer months, and are included with admission.
Climb through tunnels at Xplore Family Fun Center. Photo by Jaime Sumersille
Kids can enjoy inflatable slides, multiple obstacle courses, a soft-floor playground, a laser maze, a toddler area, and an arcade at this venue. The Port Jefferson location also has a small ropes adventure course. Indoor go-karts open up this spring at the Commack location.
A version of this post was published in 2017. It was updated in February 2023 by writer Gina Massaro.
Unless noted, photos courtesy of the venues